Lowes made the announcement on Jimmy Kimmel Live

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Scandal Star Katie Lowes announced on Thursday’s episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live that she and husband Adam Shapiro are expecting their first child.

“It’s a boy!” the mother-to-be, 35, told host Jimmy Kimmel. “We have zero names,” Lowes added joking that Shapiro would like to name their son after NBA superstar Lebron James.

The couple married in 2012.

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As for which of her Scandal cast members found out first, it was the show’s creator, Shonda Rhimes.

“I told her five minutes from being pregnant, she already knew, she’s a genius,” Lowes revealed about her boss, adding that Rhimes figured out the baby news after watching clips in the edit room.

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“She knows the minute I got pregnant,” the actress said, adding that by her appearance, Rhimes could’ve guessed it was either a “really good weekend eating pizza and beer or I was pregnant.”

Costar Guillermo Díaz also found out after telling Lowes, “Your boobs look super big.”